Angel Yin claims maiden LET victory in Dubai Ladies Classic play-off
By Ali Stafford
Last Updated: 09/12/17 2:38pm
Angel Yin claimed her maiden professional title with a dramatic play-off victory at the season-ending Omega Dubai Ladies Classic.
The American teenager, who featured in USA's Solheim Cup team this summer, posted a bogey-free 67 at Emirates Golf Club to join In-Kyung Kim and Celine Herbin at the top of the leaderboard.
Herbin fired a round-of-the-day 64 but found the water with her approach into the first extra hole, as Yin and Kim both made birdies on the par-five to extend the contest.
Yin then drove the second play-off hole and two-putted from distance for birdie, which secured victory when Kim pitched to 10 feet but missed the eight-footer to extend the contest.
I'm speechless!" Yin said. "I've won my first event with a play-off so I've crossed a lot of things off my list."
On a day of low scoring, Herbin birdied her opening four holes and bounced back from a blemish at the sixth to post back-to-back gains from the 10th and pick up shots on her last two holes to set the initial clubhouse target.
Kim also made a fast start with three consecutive birdies to join the Frenchwoman on 15 under, as Yin followed a hat-trick of birdies from the second with gains at the 10th and 13th.
The 19-year-old three-putted the 17th and found water off the 18th tee on her way to a closing par and missed out on the chance of victory in 72 holes, but made amends in the three-way play-off.
Overnight leader Anne Van Dam posted a one-under 71 to end three shots back in fourth, with Hull a further stroke adrift alongside Aditi Ashok, Pernilla Lindberg and Thidapa Suwannapura.
Ladies European Tour Order of Merit winner Georgia Hall finished in a share of 21st after stuttering to a final-round 73, while Dame Laura Davies bogeying closing of her last 12 holes in a closing 78.